As the 2017 Painted Turtle camp calendar nears the end, it’s an appropriate time to meet one of its powerhouse directors, Eric Pulier. Every summer, the charity stages a venue in the interest of entertaining chronically ill children with outdoor adventures and group activities. This isn’t the first philanthropic outreach Pulier has supported. He’s also a director of another charitable organization called XPrize Foundation. Pulier plays a pivotal role in the charity’s event planning and competitions. This talent search platform engages next-generation technologists by creating incentivized contests. Having a brilliant technology industry innovator like Pulier among panelists judging the competition is inspirational.
He’s made notable developments as a master technologist. For example, he’s the creator behind “The Bridge to the 21st Century,” a historical technological exhibit commissioned by the former Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997. His name has become synonymous with pioneering discoveries such as developing the first technology that streamed live interactive video with space shuttle astronauts. With his continued support, the Multiple Sclerosis Society has made a headway with its patient education program. Pulier designed an educational multimedia platform that’s dedicated to helping patients learn about multiple sclerosis.
The outstanding Harvard graduate studied American Literature and English. He’s been awarded a Bachelor’s for each discipline. Pulier programmed his first computer when he was just 10. He also launched his own database startup before finishing high school. At Harvard, Pulier quickly found his place as a junior columnist and editor for the university’s on-campus media house. His author profile with “The Harvard Crimson” remains active to date. It chronicles some of his finest journalistic publications exploring a series of events and subjects. After graduation, Pulier relocated to Los Angeles and established his first official technology startup, “People Doing Things.” The company made a headway in developing cutting-edge technologies for the education and healthcare industries.
The New Jersey-native spearheaded the launch of over 15 start-ups as a founding father or co-founder. Among successful ventures are Desktone, MediaPlatform, U.S. Media Interactive, LLC. SOA software and more. It’s no wonder VAR Business nominated him among 30 distinguished Internet visionaries of the modern age. As a regular Forbes contributor, he’s published many noteworthy pieces, “The Enterprise Industrial Complex,” which received positive feedback from readers in 2012. His book “Understanding Enterprise SOA,” is a keepsake that’s inspiring readers worldwide.